Great Harwood Land Tax 1782

Reproduced with permission of the Lancashire Record Office.
Reference: QDL/1782/B/37

Transcribed by Barbara Youds

‘A Land Tax was imposed from 1692 to 1831, and was made perpetual in 1797. Between 1780 and 1831 returns were sent to the Clerk of the Peace for the Quarter Sessions. They consist of lists of houses and their owners and occupiers, and the tax paid. Returns were made every spring. The usual rate was 4 shillings in the pound.’

Richardson, J – The Local Historian’s Encyclopedia

Higher Township
Proprietors Occupiers Sum Assessed
Squire Hesketh William Turner for Leashes £13 2s 8d
Thomas Hindle Harwood Thomas Hindle 11s 1d
Thomas Hindle Ambrose Peacop 1s 11d
Thomas Thompson Thomas Thompson 1s 11d
Christopher Hindle David Hays 2s 3d
William Mercer Lowerfold William Mercer 5s 7d
Thomas Hindle Jas. Boardwell 6s 8d
Thomas Hindle Barlows Thomas Smith 4s 6d
Lawrence Hindle Thomas Smith 4s 2d
Robert Cross Robert Cross 2s 7d
Squire Hesketh Mrs. Elleray 8d
Thomas Morehouse Jon. Haworth 8d
Widow Crithley Henry Whittaker 3s
Geo. Fowler Geo. Fowler 4s 6d
William Hindle Hindle Fold John Hindle 13s
Christopher Hindle Thomas Mercer 4s 2½d
Christopher Hindle Thomas Mercer Lands 6s 6d
Edward Pickles Thomas Chatburn 2s 4½d
William Peacop William Peacop 5s 4½d
Thomas Mercer Tanner Thomas Mercer [1] 8s
Thomas Mercer Tanner Jon. Calvert 4s 6d
Thomas Taylor Thomas Taylor 8s 1½d
Thomas Cunliff Thomas Cunliff 4s 8½d
James Hoyle James Hoyle [2] 7s 11d
John Wiggan Thomas Peacop 7s 10d
James Procter James Procter 1s 2d
Jon. Mercer Squires John Mercer 8s 4d
Thomas Mercer Hag sike Thomas Mercer [3] 8s 11d
Jon. Sudele Robert Bradel
Do. Jacksons 9s 4d 11s 7d
2s 3d
Richard Sudel James Holker ??
James Dewhurst James Dewhurst
Do. Smithey Coats 2s 4d 3s 7d
(Cornber or Comben?) 1s 3d
Thomas Fielden Thomas Fielden 4s 4½d
Jon. Fielden Jon. Fielden 4s 4½d
Jon. Smalley Jon. Smalley Fearley Hey 4s 5d
Jon. Noblet Henry Walsh 3s 11½d
James Procter Senior James Procter Senior 2s 5½d
Thomas Smalley William Ellison 4s
Jon. Smalley John Smalley Thorn 3s 8d
Christopher Hindle John Lund Whittles 7s 7d
Jon. Taylor Richard Taylor [4] 8s 8d
Francis Edleston Francis Edleston 10d
Richard Edleston Richard Edleston 2s 2d
James Horrobin Henry Aspden 10d
Andrew Sharples Andrew Sharples 1s 1½d
Jon. Leigh Lawrence Sharples 8s 8d
Nathaniel Edleston Nathaniel Edleston 2s 6½d
Jon. Livesey Jon. Livesey 1s 6d
Jon. Smalley Thomas Clayton 3s 4d
Franc Clayton Franc Clayton 2s 9½d
William Aspden William Aspden 1s 9d
Nathaniel Haydock Nathaniel Haydock 2s
Mrs. Sale Jeffery Brogden 8s 8d
James Bertwistle James Bertwistle 2s
Mrs. Sale James Haworth 5s
Jon. Mercer Banks 10d
William Turner Tythe 8s 10d
Docter Chew Docter Chew 1s 6d
Jon. Walmsley Robert Mercer Cock 10d

William Townson Officer of Exise 2/3 of his sallary £4
Totall £18 18s 7d
Assessors William Mercer Edmund Dugdale                          Jno. Hindle
Collectors William Mercer Edmund Dugdale

Jno. Smalley William Bentley 13s 4d
Robert Isherwood Thomas Hindle 6s 7d
Mr. Lomax James Fielding 5s 10½d
Esq. Lomax Jno. Birtwistle 5s 2½d
Christopher Hindle Nathaniel Aspden 9d
Robert Isherwood Jno. Dugdale 5s 7½d
Mr. Richard Cottam Jno. Smith 7s 9½d
Mr. Greenwood William Mercer 3s 7d
Robert Isherwood Lawrence Walmsley 4s 3½d
Mr. Richard Cottam Jno. Fouldes 5s 2½d
Jno. Smalley James West 9s ½d
Jno. Aldroyd Thomas Dean 5s 8d
Doctor Hall Widow Hindle 2s 10½d
Whalley School prop. Abram Shaw 1s 10½d
Jno. Smalley Henry Aspden 2s
Esq. Lomax Lawrence Walmsley 5s 8d
Mr. Richard Cottom James Walmsley 5s 8d
Edward Mercer Robert Walmsley 3s 9½d
Roger Fielding Jno. Cronshaw 3s 9½d
Esq. Lomax William Birtwistle 3s 3d
Esq. Lomax Robert Birtwistle 5s 2½d
William Bridges (?) Jno. Holgate 1s 1½d
Mr. Richard Cottam Jno. Heys 2s 10d
Esq. Lomax Robert Mercer 1s 2d
John Hoyle Jonathan Calvert 3s 7d
Whalley School prop. James Kenyon 3s 7d
James Smith Charles Haworth 7d
Robert Calvert Robert Swain Jnr. 1s 8d
Thomas Calvert Jno. Calvert 1s 9½d
Jno. Mercer Jno. Mercer 1s 1½d
Henry Haworth Jno. Haworth 9½d
Jno. Smalley Jno. Hargreaves 9½d
Jno. Livesey James Hindle 2s 5½d
Stephen Bannister Stephen Bannister 1s 2d
Robert Haughton James Haughton 8s 4d
Jno. Smalley Jno. Brooks 1s
William Peacop William Peacop 4d
Jno. Smalley Robert Hindle 1s
Thomas Mercer James Hindle 1s 8d
Esq. Lomax Robert Baron 6½d
Robert Swain Robert Swain Senior 1s 2d
Edward Pickles Edward Pickles 2s 9½d
William Turner Tythe 4s 5½d
Esq. Lomax Dr. Hayhurst 6½d

Mr. Townson excise officer 1/2 sallery £2
Total £9 9s 3d

Assessors William Mercer Edmund Dugdale
Collectors William Mercer Edmund Dugdale